jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATE: I have now had this on tap, and it is just better. 3-4-02:I love this beer. The flavor is great with all the sublties that the commercial description implies. It does finish dry, but that just makes you want to open another one right away.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Day breaks in the forum of divinities as lemons and daffodils are being picked for the Alpha Kingís afternoon nectar...The harvesting angels notice a few ripe berries on a distant cloud and decide to include them in their creation...Of course, hops are the main ingredient, luscious bitter hops, which the King adores...Whenever I roam nearby this heavenly world, I beg for a sample...
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too citrusy for me. It has the appearance and flavor of grapefruit, which is ok in pale ales but not to this extreme. I was unaware of the robust alcohol content until coming to this site so the alcohol is well masked. If you are in the mood for an unusually strong pale ale, and just plain unusual beer, then this beer is for you.
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
the aroma is that of an freshly squeezed oranges with a hint of lemon too.
the appearance is a dark gold color.
the flavor is the taste of oranges.
the palate is smooth and citrusy. alot of hops surround the citrus taste.
no taste or hint of alcohol in this beer even though this beer rates at 7.25% in abv
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was let down to know that Three Floyds bottled beers are contact brewed. However, the beers are very good. Also, I question the alcohol contents of their beers. IMO the figures from their web site which are listed as ABW are really ABV. Now to the beer. Super floral nose. Hoppy as can be. Great head and lace. The palate is very flavorful. Very hoppy and earthy. The earthy quality lets way to a very complex malt profile. The beer is very fruity. Dry finish. An awesome APA!
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 Rerate July 2005: Had this beer on draft and itís a far cry from the contract brewed bottles once available in Atlanta. The hops tingle the tongue and the nose over a malty body that supports the hops nicely. Great APA, although it could really pass for an IPA just as easily.
The appearance isnít too much. Color of one of the lighter shades of leather with an off-white head that was neither large nor long lasting. Nose is malty with hops that are dominated by the Christmas tree-like over the citrus but both are present. Flavor is surprisingly thick malt for a pale beer with a nice balance with the hops. Kind of a slick mouthfeel, but not as slimy as some.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
extreme hops.... not for the faint of heart! If you like IPAs, then try this one!
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sorry, i have to fling aspersions at the label: whatís with the corpulent voodoo-zombie freak sloughing off bits of his green skin into the beer? were supposed to think thatís cute? about as appetizing as a squirming junebug on a bagel, christ. that said, this is an amazing libation: tinglingly tart tangerine in a glass. baked yam in color, wispy crown of lightly nutmeged foam. bursting aroma is a scent for sore noses. my own home grown september cascade hops are as big as bottle caps and dripping with pollen, but this citrus-ginger nectar is more potent still. perfectly engaging carbonation, light sweetness, and woody malt interior render the ghoulish zombie alpha-king into something far more lifting and angellic.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red beer. Can smell the hop before you get it. Smooth flavor with hop follow-on that builds into the aftertaste.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer isnít classified as an India Pale Ale but probably should be. Very nice hop, citrus flavor. Very reasonably priced and is a mainstay in the fridge.**Just had to upgrade this beer as I was lucky enough to have in on draught. WOW! Had to buy a kegerator to enjoy at itís fullest. Best investment I ever made. This beer isnít quite a hoppy as Ruination, but for Midwest beers, it rocks!